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When did the Separatist Movement start within the Galactic Republic?

When and how did the Separatist Movement begin? I am asking about the separatists before they officially became the Confederacy of Independent Systems. In the second movie, the separatists have ...
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Did Count Dooku know about Order 66?

Since Count Dooku worked closely with Darth Sidious to undermine the Republic both internally and externally, he might have known about Order 66. He could have used the Clone Troopers to destroy the ...
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Has the concept of Multiple Universes ever been explored in Star Wars? [duplicate]

Has anything similar to, say, the Star Trek (TOS) episode Mirror mirror ever happened in Star Wars media? For those who don't know, Kirk and his landing party end up on an alternate Enterprise ...
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What was the actual legal or political process by which the Emperor dissolved the Senate?

In Episode IV, word spreads that the Emperor has just disbanded the Imperial Senate and that power would pass to regional governors. It seems a done deal at this point, as if the Emperor just had to ...
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Why did the Galactic Senate grant emergency powers to Chanceller Palpatine but would not vote to create a Republic army?

Isn't it almost the same thing? Didn't they know Palpatine's leanings on the military bill and that he would likely form an army. And why didn't the same senators feel dissapointed when Palpatine ...
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Did Palpatine foresee that Anakin would kill him?

I read it somewhere in the 90s that Palpatine/Sidious had a vision in which he foresaw that Anakin would kill him and the reason why he tried to turn him to the Dark Side is to make sure it doesn't ...
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Why can’t The Mandalorian from The Mandalorian take off his helmet, while animated mandalorians like Sabine and Pre Vizsla can?

In The Mandalorian they make a big deal of Mando never removing his helmet in front of others, yet characters like Sabine do it casually all of the time. Is this a contradiction, unexplained, or is ...
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Does the Kijimi cantina allow droids?

In the movie Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, there is a cantina scene at Kijimi where Oma Tres, the bartender, after noticing that C-3PO -wearing a coat- has entered the workshop of Babu ...
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Why did Mace Windu and the Jedi Council refuse to raise Anakin to the rank of Master?

I don't really understand why the Jedi Council did this, other than because they think that Anakin is Palpatine's agent. But surely Anakin is right; how can he be on the Council and not be a Master? ...
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Why are First Order Stormtroopers not clones anymore? [duplicate]

In Episode II, they showed that stormtroopers were a request from Sifo-Dyas to create the clone army based on Jango Fett. Why are the clones not being used in the First Order?
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What's the relationship between X-Wing pilot Porkins' name and appearance?

So, not be insensitive, but in A New Hope there's an (aptly named?) X-Wing pilot named Porkins. He's also overweight. What's the story here? Possibilities: complete coincidence the character ...
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What's the strength of beskar vs. a lightsaber?

It's clear the beskar is extremely resilient and largely impervious to blaster bolts. How resistant is beskar to a direct attack from a lightsaber?
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Are there lightsabers with moving emitters?

Has there ever been shown in Star Wars (canon or Legends, but canon preferably) a lightsaber where the emitter can move position? That is to say, that the 'head' of the lightsaber is hinged or in some ...
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Where is this clip of Darth Vader from?

I want to know where this clip of Darth Vader turning around in slow motion is from. The clip I’m talking about is at the 1:53 and 2:10 mark.
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How did Luke's X-wing fly from Ahch-To?

How did Luke's X-wing fly from Ahch-To? I thought it was damaged beyond repair.
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What is the new title/position of this character in “The Rise of Skywalker”?

At the end of the movie The Rise of Skywalker, after his rejuvenation by draining power from two other characters, we can see a revived Knowing that the attire of a Sith Lord reflects his current ...
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Where does the Sith tradition of having a pseudonym come from?

Sheev Palpatine had the pseudonym Darth Sidious, Anakin Skywalker had Darth Vader and Hego Damask was Darth Plagueis. But where does the tradition of having a pseudonym come from and why? My first ...
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What color is Rey's new lightsaber?

In The Rise of Skywalker, we see Rey has a new lightsaber at the end of the film: Based on this image (and my memory from seeing the film), I would've said this lightsaber's blade was orange or maybe ...
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What is the meaning behind Rey's name?

What is the meaning behind Rey's name? I’ve found a lot of answers about Kylo Ren but why Rey? It means king and that’s all?
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Why is beskar so important for Mandalorians?

In the TV series The Mandalorian beskar is a metal for forging different things. Why is this metal important for the Mandalorians? Is it because of the origin of the metal or its properties? Or is ...
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Why was Jango Fett so comfortable with showing his face?

In The Mandalorian series, we learned that And yet, I never saw Jango Fett following such rules. Other than showing his face, he even gave his DNA for creation of clone army, potentially revealing ...
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Have we seen a dyad in the Force before?

In The Rise of Skywalker we find out that the connection between Rey and Kylo is a bit more than what we first though. They form a dyad in the Force: a pairing of two physical beings that become one ...
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How did Rey repair the Skywalker lightsaber?

In The Last Jedi Rey and Kylo have a tug of war over the old Skywalker lightsaber, was Anakin's, then Luke's (who lost it), then Maz gave it Rey etc. However, in The ...
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How does the Death Star maintain an atmosphere? [duplicate]

In A New Hope it's clear that the Death Star has an atmosphere around it. Explosions near its surface result in fireballs indicating oxygen, and ships show clear signs of being affected by drag (air ...
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What happens to Jedi expelled from the order?

In this scene from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Obiwan tells Anakin that he would be expelled from the Jedi Order if he puts his personal feelings ahead of his duties. ...
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Why did Lando give up his role as Administrator of Cloud City just to side with Leia, Chewie and the Rebellion?

Nowhere in the film does Vader ever indicate that the Empire will take over the city, nor does Vader even seem interested in anything outside of Luke, and to a lesser degree Leia, Solo, and Chewbacca. ...
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How did Ben Solo get to Exegol? [duplicate]

Rey stole his ship, and he was talking to Han. There didn't seem to be any other ships there.
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Did Darth Vader ever take off the armoured portions of his suit to go undercover?

What I’m wondering is if there was ever a time where Darth Vader ever had to go undercover, and took off the distinctive black armoured portions of his suit, so that he was just wearing the life ...
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What is the basis for a parsec in the Star Wars Universe?

From Wikipedia Article on Parsec: The parsec (symbol: pc) is a unit of length used to measure the large distances to astronomical objects outside the Solar System. A parsec is obtained by the use ...
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Can Droidekas speak?

I'm curious about whether or how Droidekas can communicate with other droids, since they seem to be the only type of Separatist droid in the films to never be shown to say anything. Even Vulture ...
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When did they begin constructing this fleet?

In Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker we see that the villains have constructed a huge Final Order fleet. This surely would have taken quite a bit of time to build. When did construction begin? I'...
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Why didn't Luke just Force choke the rancor?

Isn't Luke able to defeat the rancor using the Force (by means of choking, knocking, or any other telekinetic force attack using the Force), or it does not work on these monsters?
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What was the name of the crime lord who lived in a replica of the Jedi Temple?

I know that somewhere in Legends there is a crime lord who owned a replica of the Jedi Temple and a large number of Jedi/Sith artifacts. What I have forgotten is a name, location, or in what source ...
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How credible is it that a Mandalorian would befriend his target? [closed]

I'm currently watching the Mandalorian TV show. It is known that the Mandalorians have a code of honor. However, watching the show, I'm having an argument with some of my online mates regarding how ...
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Which was The Phantom Menace movie gross, $1027+ millions or $924+ millions?

According to List of highest grossing films Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace gross was $1027 millions. But according to Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Star Wars: Episode I –...
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How fast were the X-wing fighters flying in the trench during the Battle of Yavin?

"We're going in, we're going in full throttle, that ought to keep those fighters off our back!" —Luke Skywalker Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope During Luke's attack run on the Death Star ...
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What did Palpatine mean by what he said to Kylo Ren?

I have an idea of what he meant when he said: I have been every voice you have ever heard inside your head. I know this is vaguely referring to the fact that Palpatine has been acting behind the ...
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How much time has passed between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker?

The Rise of Skywalker takes place sometime after The Last Jedi. It doesn't pick up straight after because the Resistance has a new base and is running operations again. Rey is also in training and ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan dodge Jango Fett's grappling hook?

In this scene Jango Fett used his grappling to prevent Obi-Wan from catching his lightsaber. But Obi-Wan is a Jedi, he has the ability of precognition; I mean he can reflect blaster bolts. I guess the ...
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What material is Kylo Ren's helmet made of?

According to a Star Wars fandom here, Darth Vader's helmet This [helmet] had a raised ridge that ran from between his eyes to the back of his head, where it merged into the durasteel, obsidian, and ...
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What is lightspeed skipping?

In the beginning of The Rise of Skywalker we can see the Millennium Falcon do something that they call lightspeed skipping. How does that work and what makes it different from regular lightspeed ...
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Did Rey, rather than Anakin, fulfill the prophecy?

"A Chosen One shall come, born of no father, and through him will ultimate balance in the Force be restored." ―A Jedi prophecy Master & Apprentice Now I know that the new novelisation for ...
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Did Rey become a Jedi at the end?

We know for sure that Rey wanted to be a Jedi during The Last Jedi (it was Luke that didn't want to be one). Rey even takes the Jedi temple books. But a funny thing happened on the way to being a ...
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Why was Kashyyyk a system the Republic could not afford to lose?

In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith the Jedi Council famously decides to send Yoda to help defend against the droid attack on the Wookiees, under the grounds that it was a system they couldn'...
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What is the nature of the relationship between Maz Kanata and Chewbacca?

According to Wookieepedia, the mobile game Star Wars: Commander refers to Chewbacca as Maz Kanata's boyfriend. Also, in the (canon) novel Star Wars: Force Collector, Maz Kanata says this about Chewie:...
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Can a lightsaber kill its owner?

In all of the Star Wars movies, a Jedi's main weapon is the lightsaber. We can see them with many different colors. So my question is, can the owner of a lightsaber be killed by it?
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How did this character fly this ship?

In Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey flies Luke's old X-Wing, which has been under water on Ahch-To for a number of years. Assuming that the ship didn't suffer enough corrosion or damage ...
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Who is the fourth character in this rescue sequence during the Battle of Exegol?

At the end of the movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there is a sequence of Lando and Chewie manoeuvring the Millennium Falcon in order to rescue Finn and Jannah mounted on a command ship near to ...
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Is it easier to read the mind of a Sith than a Jedi?

Reading this answer it seems like it's easier to read someone's mind with the Force when they are experiencing strong feelings. Jedi believe in suppressing emotion and resisting strong feelings, while ...
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Who is the guy in the gunner's seat of the Millennium Falcon near the end of The Rise of Skywalker?

You see him for a split second in the final scene with the Final Order and he has kind of a white beard. I can't find any reference online except Nien Nunb from ROJ.